8:53 AMChandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Website Hacked by Pakistani Hackers
The cyber crime cell here is investigating hacking of the website of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), police said here Sunday.
The website was hacked Saturday and its homepage was replaced with www.pakhaxors.com. It displayed a Pakistan national flag and objectionable language for the Chandigarh administration. CHB Sunday closed down its website and put it under maintenance.
'This is a serious issue and we have lodged a complaint with the authorities concerned. However, all our data is safe. We had a backup option,' Chandigarh housing-cum-finance secretary Sanjay Kumar told IANS Sunday.
'We will make sure that nobody is harassed due to this. We will again activate the website with all the information and links at the earliest,' he pointed out.
Crucial details regarding the ongoing projects, tenders and future plans of CHB were removed from the website. A few weeks back, CHB started accepting tenders online.
Last month, CHB also started digitising the property records in Chandigarh.
'Right now it is difficult to comment on who the culprit is. A website can be hacked by anybody, sitting in any part of the world. We are using all our expertise in the investigation and hopefully very soon we will catch the main accused behind this,' said a cyber crime cell official.